Privacy Policy

This PROJECT M online privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) was last modified on March 8, 2012, and was first published and made effective on March 9, 2012.

This Privacy Policy applies to the PROJECT M Website http://projectm-online.com/  (“Website”) operated by Allianz SE (“Allianz SE”, “we”, “our” and “us”). Any reference to “you” or “your” means you, the User. Allianz SE respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information you share with us in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This Privacy Policy explains how we treat personal information that you share with us through the Website and the related communications. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by means or from other sources other than through the Website (including offline). Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given in our Terms of Use.

Who is responsible?

Allianz SE, Koeniginstr. 28, 80802 Munich, Germany, Phone: +49 89 3800-0, Fax: +49 89 3800-3425, email: projectm@allianz.com is the responsible entity under applicable data protection laws (“Controller”) for the information collected or gained through the Website.

What information that identifies you as an individual is used and for what purposes?

You can access and visit the landing page of the Website without providing us with any information that can be used to identify you as an individual and without having such information collected, processed or used by Allianz SE.

We collect personal data or personally identifiable information as defined by applicable data protection laws (“Personal Information”) via the Website only in the following cases:

1. Ordering the Newsletter (the “Newsletter Service”), or

2. Using the “Contact us”-function on the Website (“Contact Us Function”), or

3. Cookies.

Newsletter Service

We collect, process and use the Personal Information that you share with us when registering for our Newsletter Service on the Website. You will be asked to provide the following Personal Information: First and last name, country of residence/registered business and email address. We will only use this Personal Information to provide the Newsletter Service to you which may also include Newsletter Service related emails.

Contact Us Function

We collect, process and use the following Personal Information you share with us when you are sending us a request using the Contact Us Function on the Website: Title, name, last name, country of residence/business, company name (if applicable), email-address and the content of your request. We will only use this Personal Information to handle your request and reply to it.

Cookies

When you visit the Website, you will be assigned a “session cookie” (a small text file) that will be stored on your computer’s hard drive. As long as you are browsing the Website the cookie stores inter alia your IP-address to enable our web server to communicate with your computer while remembering your country settings. The country settings must be stored for the time you are browsing the Website due to legal requirements. If you choose to browse without cookies, you will not be able to use the Website except for the landing page. The cookie  will be deleted when you finish your session and close your browser.

What information that does NOT identify you as an individual is used and for what purposes?

We also collect, process and use information about your interactions with the Website that does not identify you as an individual (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”). Generally, we do not combine or associate Non-Personally Identifiable Information with your Personal Information.  If we combine Non-Personally Identifiable Information with Personal Information, we will inform you and treat the combined information as Personal Information.  We may collect, process and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information as follows:

When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information that may also be analyzed by us using third party analysis tools. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, the country of your IP-address (“Geo IP), browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other similar information.

We use log file information to: (a) monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (b) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; or (c) diagnose or fix technology problems reported.

Who else receives your information?

Personal Information

We will not transfer your Personal Information to third parties outside Allianz SE without your consent except as noted below:

We will only transfer your Personal Information to affiliated companies of Allianz SE in the meaning of Sec. 15 German Stock Cooperation Act if it is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the respective Service requested by you. In case the recipient is located in a non-EU/EEA member state, we will ensure that the recipient has an adequate level of data protection in the meaning of applicable EU data protection laws. Allianz SE may also transfer Personal Information to third parties where required to do so by law or subpoena.

We will also transmit your Personal Information to service providers located in the EU/EEA that assist us with processing your requests or providing the Services (e.g. IT Service Provider).

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may share Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including information obtained through log files, with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “What information that does NOT identify you as an individual is used and for what purposes?”.

When do we delete your Personal Information?

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or for which we received it, to provide you the Services, fulfill your requests or where otherwise required by law. If your Personal Information must be archived longer due to legal duties, we will block it and only use it for the purpose that is followed by the archiving.

What are your rights? How can you contact us?

At any time you are entitled to request from us information regarding the treatment of your Personal Information. You may also have your Personal Information corrected, deleted or blocked by us in accordance with applicable laws. In such case or if you have any other question regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the contact information (online or offline) as set out in 1. above.